gracerules2008 Posted July 28, 2008 Share Posted July 28, 2008 I have often heard it preached on here time and time again that we have to be happy with ourselves before we're qualified to pursue relationships with other people. One problem I find with this philosophy is that if this were true then what incentive would I have to pursue relationships with other people whether romantic or friendship? I personally do believe that I achieve some degree of happiness through other people whether it's a romantic relationship, friendship, socializing, just the company of people, etc. I think human beings need one another. Human companionship is a need for my soul. If I ever did get to a point of being self sufficient emotionally then I would have no desire to pursue relationships with other women. I'd have no desire to make friends. Heck I'd have no desire to even talk to anyone or interact with society in any form. I might be compelled to go live on an island alone. So for those who believe that we don't need relationships to be happy what incentive do you have to pursue relationships at all? If I buy into this philosophy then I might as well dump my girlfriend because afterall I wouldn't need her in my life to be happy right? Why don't we all just dump our significant others and go live on an island by ourselves and never talk to anyone if we don't need to depend on other people for anything? Link to comment
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